Laura is a spicedrop in a production of The Nutcracker. Today was photo day, so Laura needed her stage hair and makeup done.
All but basic hair and makeup is outside my skill sets. I struggled to get her chin length bob into a high, classical bun. I attempted to apply foundation, eyeliner, mascara, blush, and lipstick symmetrically and evenly. The end result was messy and amateurish. Despite great gobs of gel that crunchified her hair and many bobby pins, wispy strands drooped on her neck. Her eyeliner was heavily smudged and one eye was drawn much heavier than the other.
Over the next 2 weeks, I will need to do this hair and makeup routine 3 more times for Laura (dress rehearsal + 2 performances). I hope it gets easier with practice.
How have your kids pushed you out of your comfort zone and experience level? Any tips for applying eyeliner?